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elling those in front to retreat.
During this time Reickell's battery had been taken and retaken three times by us, but was finally lost, most of the horses having been killed--Capt. Reickell being wounded, and First Lieut. D. Ramsay killed.
Lieut. Kirby behaved very gallantly, and succeeded in carrying off one caisson.
Before this time heavy reinforcements of the enemy were distinctly seen approaching by two roads extending and outflanking us on the right.
Col. Stewart's brigade came on theball, and Arnold; Lieutenants Platt, Ransom, Thompson, Webb, Barriga, Green, Edwards, Dresser, Wilson, Throckmorton, Cushing, Harris, Butler, Fuller, Lyford, Will, Benjamin, Babbitt, Haines, Ames, Hasbrouck, Kensel, Harrison, Reed, Barlow, Noyes, Kirby, Elderkin, Ramsay, and Craig.
The two latter were killed.
I am, sir, very respectfully your obedient servant, Wm. F. Barry, Major 5th Artillery.
Medical and surgical report.
Arlington, Department N. E. Va., July 26, 1861,